The 12 days of Christmas is actually the counting of days from December 25 to January 6. Western churches acknowledge January 6 as the day for when the magi were introduced to the baby Jesus. This day, January 6 is also known as Epiphany. Obviously, because there is not a known date for the birth of Jesus, there are also different beliefs concerning when Epiphany should observed. The calendar in use also creates confusion as to when the magi found the baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Or, as previously stated, we also know that day of when the magi paid homage to the 'new king', the baby Jesus as the day of Epiphany. ...Please continue reading on editorial page.